Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

By Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
Illustrated by Irina Maununen

Published by Ladybird Books

Have you heard about this book? No? Where have you been? This is the book that is meant to help encourage your child to fall asleep rather quickly making bedtimes a breeze! The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is being raved about as the new favourite night time book that is becoming part of the nightly routine. 

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin has created a simple story that uses a unique and distinct language pattern that helps your child relax and fall asleep at bedtime or naptime.  Instructions are given at the beginning advising the best way to read out loud the story, either emphasising certain words or reading a word or sentence slow and with a calming voice. There are also places within the story where you can insert your child's name. When reading the story there were some unusual placed words but this is on purpose and is meant to have a psychological purpose. There is a gentle hypnotic feel to this story and with the countless sleep associated words and exaggerated yawns, I found myself almost falling asleep reading this out loud! If you follow the clear instructions, then this book will definitely work but if you feel you may struggle then there is an audiobook available.

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep features Roger, a rabbit who can't fall asleep. Mummy Rabbit takes him to Uncle Yawn who knows just what to do and it isn't long before Roger is tucked up in bed, fast asleep.

If you struggle with the bedtime battle, then this is the book for you, with it's innovative technique, it will bring a calm end to any child's day and hopefully yours to. Available in all good bookshops or online here.

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